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How are We Related? Eliminating Cousin Confusion.

Uncategorized Dec 06, 2019

You know you are related because you’ve been sitting around the same holiday table for years... but how? What’s a second cousin or a third cousin twice removed anyways? Read on to clear up cousin confusion and download our handy cousin calculator.

This time of year, I frequently...

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The Best Gifts for the Genealogist or Family Historian on Your List

gifts holiday Nov 29, 2019

Wondering what you could possibly buy for the genealogist or family historian on your list?  Look no further!

I surveyed hundreds of genealogists and family historians to find out what's the best best gift they ever got, what can't they live without, and what's on their wish list this year....

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Our Family Recipes

gifts Nov 22, 2019

This time of year everyone is talking about their favorite family dishes. Why not preserve and organize all your family’s favorites in this new keepsake recipe journal?

I created the Our Family Recipes memory journal because I couldn’t find a recipe book that included all the sections...

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This Veterans Day Learn Their Stories

Uncategorized Nov 11, 2019

Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I, known as Armistice Day. It’s a day that honors all veterans living or dead. 

Veterans’...

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Happy 244th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps! 11 Facts You May Not Know

Uncategorized Nov 10, 2019

Today November 10th is the 244th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. This year, I’ve had the privilege learning more about the history of the Marine Corps and their traditions. Last week I had the honor of attending an early birthday celebration where I discovered their birthday is kind of a...

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Family Recipes & Cookbooks - Dish Up Some Family History

activities recipes Nov 01, 2019

 “No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice, and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers."

- Laurie Colwin

Handed down generation to generation, family recipes are part of...

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Cemetery Sleuthing - 3 Steps to Find A Grave

cemeteries records Oct 30, 2019

Cemeteries are often overlooked tools in family history research. Many beginning genealogists wonder if you already know your ancestor's date of birth and death date, why visit the cemetery? Besides honoring them in their final resting place, visiting your ancestor’s headstone can sometimes...

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On Finding Your Roots Tonight - Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet

Uncategorized Oct 15, 2019

Tonight on Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.,. comic actors Melissa McCarthy and Eric Stonestreet

Episode 2 | Off the Farm
Tuesday, October 15, 8/7c

Two comic actors who grew up on farms in America’s heartland–the descendants of generations of people who worked the...

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6 Spooktacular Cemetery Tours

cemeteries Oct 14, 2019

Us genealogists and family historians are always up for a cemetery visit. Even if we are on vacation. And this time of year, we’ve got lots of company.

These six stand out cemeteries are notable for their residents, manicured gardens, art, architecture, local history, and cultural events....

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Finding Your Roots - Season 6 Premiers Tonight!

Uncategorized Oct 08, 2019

Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., returns to the
Public Broadcasting System (PBS) for Season 6,
starting on Tuesday, October 8th, 2019.

 

The sixth season of Finding Your Roots on PBS features 27 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family...

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